Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorAbizadeh, Fayen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-05-23T21:02:39Z
dc.date.available2012-05-23T21:02:39Z
dc.date.issued1991en_US
dc.identifierocm72800315en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1993/7217
dc.description.abstractThe main purpose of this study is to investigate the impact of subsidy allocations on the Fruit and Vegetable Processing Industry (FVPI), and particularly potato processing, in comparison to direct subsidies distributed to farmers in Manitoba. The impact of subsidy funds on growth and development is evaluated using a well defined theoretical model. The dynamic model for the FVPI is based on optimal control theory and the adjustment cost hypothesis, utilizing the duality approach. Further analyses and comparisons of different subsidy scenarios are based on an estimated investment/production model, rural consumption patterns, and regional Input-Output (I-O) model. Based on the estimated results, when a subsidy is allocated to farmers less than 26 cents of each dollar will remain in the rural community. The total increase in value added will be approximately 40 cents for each dollar transferred to the farmers. Furthermore, each $130,000 direct subsidy will likely create one domestic job. However, when a subsidy is allocated based on production efficiency to the FVPI, one dollar spent has the potential of raising the domestic output by 80 cents, and each $58,000 subsidy creates roughly one domestic job. Conversely, if a subsidy is not allocated efficiently to the processors, the change in the value added and employment will be marginal and substantially lower than the direct subsidy to the farmers. The main conclusions obtained from the study are: (a) Generally, a more detailed analysis of the production/investment and consumption relationship, prior to the allocation of subsidies, is needed for capturing the greatest economic benefit. (b) The FVPI in Manitoba is over-captialized after the mid-1970s. (c) Capital expenditure in the FVPI is not sensitive to the cost of capital, due to different regional incentive programs. (d) The establishment of a price enhancing program for raw material, such as a supply management board, may substantially reduce the level of capital expenditure in the long-run. (e) Policies geared towards trained and improving the productivity of human resources have a greater impact on enhancing rural growth and development.en_US
dc.format.extentv [i.e. vii], 138 [i.e. 141] leaves :en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.rightsen_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.titleAlternatives to the subsidy allocation in the agri-food sector : the case of vegetable processing in Manitobaen_US
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/doctoralThesis
dc.typedoctoral thesisen_US
dc.degree.disciplineAgricultural Economics and Farm Managementen_US
dc.degree.levelDoctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)en_US
local.subject.manitobayesen_US


Files in this item

Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record